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Conn. Sen. Dodd meeting on auto industry crisis

Posted: 11/21/2008 - After listening to top auto industry executives make their pitch for help, Connecticut Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd is meeting with state people in the industry to see how the economic crisis is affecting them.

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Napolitano: Send Guard back to the border

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama's reported primary choice for Homeland Security secretary, says she still thinks National Guard troops should be sent back to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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EU wants early foreign policy focus from Obama

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The European Union's foreign policy chief says he expects U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to move quickly to address top trans-Atlantic goals, including Middle East peace, negotiations with Iran and slowing global warming.

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Gates details role for additional US forces in Afghanistan

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is telling allies that the additional U.S. forces to be sent to Afghanistan war must be shared across the country's southern region, where the bulk of fighting has been taking place.

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Restaurant owner has questions about liquor by the drink law

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Knox Countians spoke overwhemingly in favor of liquor by the drink. But one restaurant owner, who planned to apply for a liquor license Wednesday, will be making a few more phone calls before he starts selling wine and spirits in his restaurant.

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Officials: Emanuel offered chief of staff job

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Democratic officials say Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel has been offered the job of chief of staff in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Rice congratulates Obama on victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says that as an African-American she is "especially proud" that Democrat Barack Obama has been elected the first black U.S. president.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, one of Republican John McCain's strongest supporters, is pledging to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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Outcome of Calif. gay marriage ban unclear

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sponsors of California's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage are claiming victory. But gay marriage supporters say there are still too many votes to be counted.

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Bush congratulates Obama on election victory

Posted: 11/05/2008 - President Bush is promising to cooperate with Barack Obama in the transition work that will precede the transfer of power to the newly elected Democrat.

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Barack Obama elected president

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States, the first African-American elevated to the White House.

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Judge orders officials to keep late ballots

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A federal judge has ordered election officials in Virginia to preserve late-arriving absentee ballots that Republican John McCain's campaign claims should be counted.

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Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

Posted: 11/04/2008 - One Iraqi man says he hopes Barack Obama wins the U.S. presidency because Obama "wants to withdraw the troops." An Iraqi Christian woman agrees and says that's why she's rooting for John McCain.

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